The trio of Blessing Oritseweyinmi Mene from National Open University; Ashbel Ngalabak Ayuba from Ahmadu Bello University and Godson Chizurum Ogumka from Abia State University have won the grand prize of $12,500 at the recently held 2013 Global Social Entrepreneurship contest at the University of Washington in the U.S
The winners were announced at a celebration dinner on February 28,
2013, BusinessDay learnt.
Increasing protein-based food in Nigeria, promoting coffee in Rwanda, reducing indoor air pollution from cooking in Bangladesh, building a wheelchair out of bamboo—these are a few of the ideas presented in the 2013 Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition.
The competition, which was hosted by the Foster School’s Global
Business Center, United States of America, had 14 semi-finalist teams from Bangladesh, India, Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, and the U.S.—including one UW team—competing in Seattle, U.S for over $30,000 in prizes.